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Nervous System
     

Nervous System

by F. Fay Evans-Martin
 

The nervous system allows us to move, feel, and think, and it is involved in nearly all of the human body's functions. Nerves communicate signals between the brain and muscles, allowing us to move our hands and feet. They also relay messages about the environment through touch, taste, sight, and smell. Plus, nerves can communicate information about how we are

Overview

The nervous system allows us to move, feel, and think, and it is involved in nearly all of the human body's functions. Nerves communicate signals between the brain and muscles, allowing us to move our hands and feet. They also relay messages about the environment through touch, taste, sight, and smell. Plus, nerves can communicate information about how we are feeling at any particular time and help to maintain homeostasis, or a stable state of equilibrium. The Nervous System discusses the development and organization of this diverse system, its functions, and potential injuries and complications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604133745
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/2009
Series:
Human Body: How It Works Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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